10 Ways Bethesda Can Improve Fallout 4: Page 8 of 10

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Sometimes there are bigger issues than the impending nuclear Armageddon.

3. Organize the Inventory System

A user-created mod that improves inventory sorting. Developers, take notes!

Fallout 4 is a scavenger’s game. The longer you play, the more you pick up. Having to scroll through a long list of quest items to find the holotape you just picked up—especially if you can’t remember its name—is a pain in the neck. The complete lack of organization makes sifting through your inventory a huge chore.

Equipment and aid items quickly add up, making it difficult to find room for materials. You can use your companion as a pack mule for awhile, but eventually poor Piper runs out of pockets to stuff hot plates into. This means you have to run back and forth from exploration to the workshop or your storage space. That’s not exactly riveting gameplay. Not to mention the crawling load times that add to the frustration.

Solution: The ability to sort items by subcategory (Assault Rifle, Armor, Note, Food, etc.) would take the headache out of finding important notes or that one leg piece you want to wear. Better yet if you could immediately play a holotape or read a note you just picked up. Junk items should weigh less—perhaps even nothing for small things—so you can gather more materials before having to return to base. Alternatively, separate carry weights for the equipment you lug around and the junk you scavenge will balance out how much of each item type you can carry.

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